ISLE OF PALMS, S.C. – With the opening of Sweetgrass Inn next spring, Wild Dunes Resort will become a premier destination for groups and events in Charleston, S.C.
Sweetgrass Inn will offer 153 guestrooms and 30,000 square feet of meeting and event space, including the Lowcountry’s first rooftop ballroom featuring unparalleled ocean views.
This new hotel doubles the existing amount of function space and will make Wild Dunes Resort the largest meeting and event venue in the Lowcountry, hosting groups of up to 650 people with more than 620 available accommodations.
Sweetgrass Inn is currently booking meetings and events through 2024.
“The addition of Sweetgrass Inn will make Wild Dunes Resort a haven for groups looking to experience the ultimate Charleston retreat,” said Wild Dunes Resort managing director Frank Fredericks. “We will be able to offer large groups and conventions the chance to experience a Charleston getaway they simply couldn’t before. In addition to a variety of modern, flexible meeting venues, the resort also offers guests unparalleled amenities and activities for all to enjoy.”
Indigo Room & Rooftop
Sweetgrass Inn’s Indigo Room & Rooftop will be appropriate for formal events and weddings.
This sixth-floor space will be the only vantage point of its kind, rising above the oceanfront resort community’s canopy of aged live oak trees.
The 6,000 square-foot terrace is perfect for weddings, galas, and cocktail parties of up to 300. The adjacent covered terrace space is ideal for a scenic cocktail hour. Indoor, the 3,000-square-foot rooftop ballroom can accommodate seated receptions or parties. A private bar will serve event guests, and an additional public bar on the same floor will offer guests another chance to enjoy the scenery with a drink in hand.
Osprey Ballroom & Terrace
The first-floor 8,000-square-foot grand ballroom and terrace space can accommodate groups of up to 800. With partitions to divide the ballroom into seven individual spaces, this is suitable for multi-function events.
The Osprey also features indoor and outdoor pre-function space including a covered outdoor terrace overlooking the hotel’s pools and sun deck. There is also a full kitchen that allows for catering service.
Adjacent to the Osprey Ballroom, the 570-square-foot Avocet Boardroom provides a more intimate and practical small group space for dinners, executive meetings, or small gatherings.
Sweetgrass Inn will offer a catering menu carefully selected by the resort’s culinary team. Breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner options include Lowcountry staples such as local seafood, stone-ground grits, boiled peanuts, and Charleston pralines. Optional classic-southern side dishes, Charleston-inspired cocktails, and delicious desserts are options.
Health and wellness
The Inn will feature state-of-the-art amenities to indulge meeting guests during their down time. The 10,000-square-foot Sweetgrass Spa & Wellness will feature 14 treatment rooms and indoor and outdoor relaxations spaces, including a 3,000-square-foot outdoor lounge with plunge pools, cabanas, and a private sun deck.
In addition to relaxing on the two miles of pristine beaches around the resort, Wild Dunes Resort offers team building activities specific to the Lowcountry landscape. Activities include indigo dying and sweetgrass basket weaving classes, a boat ride to nearby Goat Island, a watercraft excursion from the Isle of Palms Marina, oystering or clamming, skeet shooting in the Charleston Harbor, a culinary tour of some of the city’s best restaurants or breweries, a visit to Fort Sumter National Monument, 18 holes at the Links and Harbor courses, and more.